Action Alert: We need your leadership to address the climate emergency

Greenhouse gas emissions, generated by human activity, are driving climate change and have brought us to the brink of a global environmental and humanitarian crisis. The fight against climate change demands urgent and sustained action from leaders of all levels of government around the world, including our own. We must recognize we are facing a climate emergency.

Join us! Demand that Canada’s representatives at the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) currently being held in Glasgow, Scotland lead the fight against climate change and for a sustainable future for this planet and all living creatures who share it.

We must accelerate our efforts to arrest climate change. COP26 follows on the heels of a sobering report from the United Nations. The world is squandering the opportunity to “build back better” from the COVID-19 pandemic, and faces disastrous temperature rises of at least 2.7C if countries fail to strengthen their climate pledges, it warns. Although more than 100 countries have promised to reach net zero emissions around mid-century, this would not be enough to stave off climate disaster, according to the UN report. Much more aggressive and urgent action is required.

António Guterres, the UN secretary-general, said: “The heat is on, and as the contents of this report show, the leadership we need is off. Far off. Countries are squandering a massive opportunity to invest COVID-19 fiscal and recovery resources in sustainable, cost-saving, planet-saving ways.”

Join us! Demand that Canada’s leaders – at all levels and in all places – be at the forefront of the global fight for our planet and our future!

On November 6th, marking the mid-point of the Glasgow conference, RNAO will be attending the Toronto Global Day of Action for Climate Justice from 1pm to 3pm on the south lawn of Queen’s Park. Come join me under the RNAO banner.

Copy will be sent to the following:

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
prime minister of Canada
Hon. Doug Ford
premier of Ontario and provincial minister of intergovernmental affairs
Mayor John Tory
Mayor of the City of Toronto
Hon. Steven Guilbeault
minister of environment and climate change
Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos
Minister of Health
Hon. Erin O’Toole
Leader of the Official Opposition, Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, MP
Jagmeet Singh
MP and leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada
Elizabeth May
MP and leader of the Green Party of Canada
Andrea Horwath
Ontario New Democratic Party, MPP
Steven Del Duca
Mike Schreiner
MPP and leader of the Green Party of Ontario
Hon. Graydon Smith
Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry
Your local MP
Your local MPP